Sevenoaks Magistrates’ Court

Four suspects have been arrested just hours after a Land Rover was stolen while the owner was paying for fuel at an Edenbridge service station. 

The vehicle was reportedly taken at around 11.30am on Saturday 25 November 2023, from a garage forecourt in Station Road.

Fast-track enquiries by officers led to it being recovered six miles away, in Brasted, before a Ford Kuga linked to the suspects was also tracked down in the Orpington area.

Arrested and charged

By 3.25pm, four men had been arrested and taken into custody, as part of an investigation being led by the West Kent Victim Based Crime Team.

An18-year-old from Erith and a man aged19 from Belvedere were charged with two counts of theft and with going equipped to steal a motor vehicle.

They were remanded to Medway Magistrates’ Court on Monday 27 November. Both were then bailed to a hearing at Woolwich Crown Court on 2 January 2024.

A man aged 41, also from Erith and a 17-year-old boy from London were also charged with the same offences.

The 41-year-old is bailed to appear at Sevenoaks Magistrates’ Court on 2 January 2024. The teenager is bailed to attend Medway Youth court on 17 December.

By Ed

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